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by Rory W
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Another North East Wezzit...
Replies: 34
Views: 6600

Re: Another North East Wezzit...

We had a bit of a wander about today after yet another (very) low water HFLF run. http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs190.snc3/19767_691943942242_61108686_42484978_4821743_n.jpg http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs190.snc3/19767_691943952222_61108686_42484980_6195665_n.jpg Anyo...
by Rory W
Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: August Aosta Trip Grades 3-5 -how to please all of the ppl?!
Replies: 17
Views: 1031

Re: August Aosta Trip Grades 3-5 -how to please all of the ppl?!

Got a few pics from this summers trip with rvenab who posted above. I'd say his descriptions of the rivers were pretty much spot on. Sounds like there's quite a bit of exploring to be done around there - I'm sure it was all paddled years ago but there seems to be a bit of a lack of English descripti...
by Rory W
Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 124535

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Andy is that Low Force?

No idea on this latest one.
by Rory W
Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How many Kayakers... ?
Replies: 35
Views: 2098

Re: How many Kayakers... ?

Hi Dave, do you know Francis from Hartlepool/Newcastle Uni? He is in the process of designing and making a couple of composite helmets, just a personal project for the moment, but with possibility of making them to sell in the future. He says he's hoping to have a couple of prototypes for Tyne Tour....
by Rory W
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nice Plym photos
Replies: 75
Views: 5274

Re: Nice Plym photos

Rich, I think we need to go down south and see if it's all as good as they keep talking about. Anyway, speculative hopefulness aside, and considering we would probably, realistically be way out of our depth on this stuff, what chance is there of us turning up on Dartmoor one weekend decided way in a...
by Rory W
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Low Force Falls, Teesdale, River Tees
Replies: 48
Views: 3242

Re: Low Force Falls, Teesdale, River Tees

Wow, cheers Stu, that's pretty high. Think I've paddled with you before, big white critical mass yes?

Anyway, does Low Force at peak look more or less like the level in the pic posted above? Or does it get much, much higher? Would be interested to see a pic of it at really high levels?
by Rory W
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: NORTH EAST WATER LEVELS
Replies: 297
Views: 31154

Re: TEES WATER LEVELS + Twitter Feed

Please don't stop posting river levels, will have a look and try and work out how to use this twitter thing, thanks a lot, Rory
by Rory W
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tyne Tour ‘09, who’s going?!
Replies: 71
Views: 2904

Re: Tyne Tour ‘09, who’s going (+ can I borrow a duo on Sat?)

Phil solo'd the Swale on Sunday... I guess thats what spending the summer paddling in California does to you! Did he? He was at the put in contemplating it when we arrived and he seemed quite happy to have someone to paddle with, so we ran the shuttle, had a look at Rainby, re-ran the shuttle and r...
by Rory W
Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wezzit?
Replies: 39
Views: 1552

Re: Wezzit?

Wow, that's a lot of water. We were the group who ran away from the Swale just after you. Gunnerside was was completely empty as we drove past it on the way up the Swale. Have looked at it before and thought it would need silly amounts of water. If I remember right there's a really steep continuous ...
by Rory W
Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost purple Jefe, Wasdale Beck
Replies: 0
Views: 190

Lost purple Jefe, Wasdale Beck

A friend lost a purple Jefe just below Shap Well falls on Wasdale Beck today, last seen disappearing under the fence round the corner next to the Hotel. It's fairly distinctive with several holes in the back end mended with some kind of white gunk. Might say Durham Uni canoe club on it. We carried o...
by Rory W
Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: anyone in the north east?
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: anyone in the north east?

Pm'd you. Would be up for barrage tomorrow or wednesday.
by Rory W
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Durham Kayak club
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Durham Kayak club

Yes I think DUCC can take non-student members. I've paddled with them quite a bit this year since coming back to Durham, though not actually joined. Any questions email them at canoe.club at dur.ac.uk or go on their forum.
by Rory W
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Durham Canoe Club
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: Durham Canoe Club

Hi Durham Kayak Club meet on Thursday nights all through the summer. 6pm at the old mill building river left by the top weir in Durham, just below Prebends Bridge. Mostly coaching of beginner groups of varying standards and occasionally some slalom on the weir chute, but there's a few paddlers who j...
by Rory W
Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French Alps River levels and Weather update.
Replies: 70
Views: 6909

Re: French Alps River levels and Weather update.

I#m in the shop at St Clement now and they asked me to put a post on here saying that the Fresquiere section of the Ubaye is officially closed at the moment. There was a big flood a few days ago and the level has dropped back down now but apparently there#s still lots of debris in it. Racecourse and...
by Rory W
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Looking good infront of your peers
Replies: 13
Views: 901

Re: Looking good infront of your peers

Simpaly put I was wondering if anyone had ever paddled something that was a bit silly or a bit too high because their girlfriend/boyfriend/mates where stood on the bank or because some passerby was stood on the bridge holding a camera? I'm sure I have. I can think of many more times though when I'v...
by Rory W
Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Durham Kayak club
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Durham Kayak club

Hi, have pm'd you. DKC is definitely active.
by Rory W
Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Freak weather possible this weekend
Replies: 68
Views: 2713

Re: Freak weather possible this weekend

Yep the Swale was fun. We looked at the Belah and the top bit of the Rawthey, neither of which had enough water, and ended up on the Clough as well.
by Rory W
Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alternative Alps?
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Alternative Alps?

Thanks for all the help and suggestions, some good looking stuff.

Anyone know anything about Val di Sole and the Noce and it's tribs? Sounds great from the North Alps guidebook, is it worth spending a few days there? I've seen video of the course at Mezzana but nothing else.

Thanks,
Rory
by Rory W
Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Freak weather possible this weekend
Replies: 68
Views: 2713

Re: Freak weather possible this weekend

Wow! Where did that come from. Definitely up for the Upper Swale tomorrow!
by Rory W
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French Pyreneese Paddling
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: French Pyreneese Paddling

I've been to this wave on the Gave de Pau near Lourdes. It was ok but not great. There's a little slalom course below it with a decent hole as well.
by Rory W
Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alternative Alps?
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Alternative Alps?

Anyone got any good suggestions for different stuff to do in the Alps this summer? Have been a few times now, but looks like I'll be heading back this year and hoping to do some different stuff/different areas. I'm sure I remember reading a thread with a similar title a few years ago, but can't seem...
by Rory W
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps this summer?
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: Alps this summer?

Awesome, thanks everyone who pm'd me. Will be in touch.

Anyone else going to be in the Alps around then?

Cheers,
Rory
by Rory W
Sat May 30, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps this summer?
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Alps this summer?

Who's going to the Alps this summer? We'll be around France/Italy/Switzerland/Austria from around 20th June till 20th July, but looks like there's only going to be one car for most of that time. Anyone going to be about around then who and fancy meeting up for some rivers or wouldn't mind us tagging...
by Rory W
Tue May 19, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paying for Access
Replies: 16
Views: 924

Re: Paying for Access

I have only paid once out of 10+ runs in the last year. We had a big group that time and wanted to use the top car park. Other than that, never use the hotel car park or toilets at the top and never paddle to top bit below the falls. Am I spoiling it for everyone else?
by Rory W
Sun May 03, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: NORTH EAST WATER LEVELS
Replies: 297
Views: 31154

Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Yes was amazed how much water there was in HFLF was today, certainly didn't rain that much in Durham. The Wear is still empty.

Thanks a lot for all the level updates everyone, very useful.
by Rory W
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The River Ashop
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: The River Ashop

I reckon the main section, from the Snake Pass Inn, needs less rain than you might think. Maybe only a few hours heavy rain if you time it right. Not really the sort of river you can plan to do in advance though. The Don might be an alternative if you don't get the water? For the upper bit (Lady Clo...
by Rory W
Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drysuit repairs - any recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Drysuit repairs - any recommendations

I asked the same thing the other week - http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=48680&p=373790&hilit=diy+neck+seal#p373790 . I ended up getting the Sailboats kit, worked fine, much easier than I was expecting and seems fairly solid. Used the cag every day last week and it seems ...
by Rory W
Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Coming back to Sheffield
Replies: 14
Views: 1301

Re: Coming back to Sheffield

The Ashop guide is in the midlands section.
by Rory W
Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: NORTH EAST WATER LEVELS
Replies: 297
Views: 31154

Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Barney gauge on 0.244. Not seen the Wear yet but will post up when I have.

Edit - oops forgot oh well it was pretty low.
by Rory W
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: DIY neck seal replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: DIY neck seal replacement

Excellent, that's exactly what I wanted to hear thanks everyone.